Quark’s App Studio, due in early November, will output your custom-branded apps and publications to the upcoming iPad mini! This format joins their existing support for iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets and smartphones.
See Quark’s press release for additional information:
Designers interested in creating apps for the upcoming iPad mini and the new fourth generation iPad can call on App StudioTM. Available in early November, App Studio is the only digital publishing solution that allows designers to create branded apps with QuarkXPress® and InDesign or even through powerful automation using XML. App Studio will enable users to publish to the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablets and smartphones, and now the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad.
App Studio works with HTML5 to transform print and XML content into pixel-perfect, rich content that plays perfectly across a broad range of devices and all packaged within a native app. Since App Studio takes advantage of what a mobile device already does best, the lead-time to support a new device is extremely low – which means customers can roll out award-winning custom app experiences on new devices faster than ever before. What’s more, as App Studio apps use real text, when apps are deployed to new devices such as the iPad mini and new fourth generation iPad, the quality of the reading experience, in terms of fonts and text, is immediate and optimized to the device — with no extra payload in terms of design time or file size.
For more information about App Studio, please visit: www.appstudio.net.
About App Studio
App Studio is the next generation digital publishing solution that uses HTML5 to push the bounds of user experience without the high cost and effort associated with custom app development. By combining the market-leading HTML5 technology from the recent acquisition of PressRun with Quark’s existing digital publishing technology, App Studio is the only digital publishing solution that allows users to create branded apps with content from QuarkXPress, InDesign, HTML5, and XML. Through a managed cloud environment, designers, authors, and extended teams are able to collaborate to create rich, interactive content that can be delivered across multiple platforms and devices.
About Quark Software
Quark’s software enables organizations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where, and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers, and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market, and lower costs.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.